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-- not only taxes, but there are over 100 local bond issues in california this year and dozens of local tax measures. if they feel like they are getting squeezed economically, i think they'll be less inclined to vote for taxes at the state level and at the local level and bonds. and i think that's where it could come out and bite. >> dan, i want to ask you this. what about the demeanor of the man? is he thinking about the potential of losing this? he must be thinking about that and what's that doing to his demeanor and his whole attitude to this thing? he's going to prop 30. is he prepared to not win it? >> i suppose he is. he says he is. he says he's -- he'll follow the will of the people. i think the jerry brown that's here now is different in many ways than the jerry brown i saw 30, 35 years ago when we were both much younger. he is much more -- i don't think he's changed inside very much. but i think his demeanor has changed and i think he's much more cautious, less willing to go out on a limb, very kind of, almost risk averse in many respects. and that's kind of a new jerry brown and i
of their dollars from local property tax revenues. after proposition 13 passed, local property tax revenues in the state fell by over 50%. >> in response, voters passed prop 98 in 1988, which guaranteed a minimum funding level for k through 12 education. today, schools get more than half their revenue from the state, with the rest coming from the federal government, property taxes and fees and other local revenue. but it hasn't completely worked, according to the california budget project's jonathan caplan. >> because the state provides a large portion of its budget to schools, when the state experiences revenue shortfalls, when the state goes through a budget crisis as we've been experiencing, what that means is that schools are going to be in the cross hairs. >> the result? schools that once were tops in the nation are no longer. >> california ranks dead last when it comes to the number of students per teacher. it also ranks dead last when it comes to the number of students per counselor. >> one national study now ranks california schools overall p performance 30th in the nation and it co
. on the presidential level, we're talking about 2 or 3 billion spent for a local election, magnitudes increase over previous years. >> give us the roots. >> a lot comes from outside groups. our new campaign finance system encourages groups to spend money despite the campaigns. american crossroads is an organization started by car carl rove which allows them to runny tv commercials they want, but they also have a group gps, a non-profit dedicated to social welfare, which means they don't even have to disclose where the money comes from. half a billion right now is just from organizations. >> part of the organization of finance reform was to prevent corruption and increase transparency. >> what's going on? >> there is americans for responsible leadership which poured money into the state campaign. their transparency is government, but when they put $11 million in the campaign ad, they don't disclose where they get their money from. what we do is say if you give money to a candidate, you might be corrupting them. we need to cap that. in san francisco, give a $500 contribution. it's regulated, it must
're talking about 2 or 3 billion spent for a local election, magnitudes increase over previous years. >> give us the roots. >> a lot comes from outside roups. ourro new campaign finance syst encourages groups to spend money despite the campaigns. american crossroads is an organization started by car carl rove which allows them to runny tv commercials they want, but they also have a group gps, a nonrofit dedicated to social welfare, which means they don't even have to disclose where the money comes from. half a billion right now is just from organizations. >> part of the organization of finance reform was to prevent corruption and increase transpency. >> what's going on? >> there is americans for responsible leadership which poured money into the state campaign. their transparency is overnment, but when they p $11 million in the campaign ad, they don't disclose where they get their money from. m what we do is say if you give money to a candidate, you might be corrupting them. we need to cap that. in san francisco, give a $500 contribion. it's regulated, it must be disclosed because that's whe
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